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Press in America and England should be muzzled. Meanwhile the regi-
mented Allied Press was to suppoit the Soviet action by repeating the
information about Poland invented by the Russian propaganda bureau,
namely., a flow of abuse against the Polish Government.
How successfully this last request was carried out can be seen from the
policy of the Allies towards Poland in 1944, and from the fact that, after
Churchill's speech of February 22, 1944, or rather3 after Teheran, ninety
per cent, of the information in the English Press regarding Poland origin-
ated from Moscow. While Warsaw waged a desperate battle in the August
of that year, all news from authentic Polish sources was in the majority of
cases ignored by this Press. On August 25, the official Dsiennik Polski
in London complained bitterly that : " The entire world Press, except the
English and Russian., are full of news and communiques wired from the
Polish Headquarters."
The greatest blackmail of history had commenced—the attempt to
enslave one Ally by another 'Ally of its Allies ' in the war. The leading
element of the Polish nation which had deserved so much, if only by reason
of its unceasing armed opposition to the Germans, and its resistance,
organised throughout five years of unparalleled ordeals and hardship, the
„ element which had proved worthy of the most brilliant pages in the record
of this war., was now being accused by Soviet Russia of' treason to the
Allied cause.' Moscow simply proclaimed the most eminent of Polish
citizens e German collaborators ' and marked them down for trial and
execution along with the German war criminals.
When the Romans defeated their enemy, it was customary to place his
gods among their own in the Capitol. The Russians did not concern
themselves with the gods, but, after their occupation of any Polish town,
the strains of the Polish national anthem were heard over the Moscow
radio, while at the same time the bodies of the underground leaders>
executed by the N.K.V.D., were exhibited in the main squares of this
town * liberated * by the Red Army.
In the early summer of 1944, Poland was still beyond the reach of
Moscow, but nevertheless the Kremlin began to take the first steps towards
laying the foundations of this * good-will and desire ' of the Polish people
for a close alliance with the Soviets. To this end they began to create,
from a section of the Russian people, legions ofc Polish citizens' who would
be ready, in the near future, to express their ' freewill and desire * for an
allegiance with Russia.
On June 22, the Supreme Soviet of the ILS.S.R., usurping the sovereign
rights of the Polish Government issued a Decree whereby any Soviet
citizen who had served or was serving in the Soviet-Polish Forces in
Russia, or who was connected in any way with this army, had the * right *
to adopt Polish citizenship, and this c right' was also extended to his
family.
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